Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.